May 1, 2012

See a Doctor “IF” … 20+ yr olds or?

Posted in PCOS SYMPTOMS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:59 pm by PCOSLady

THANK YOU PCOSA FOR THE HEALTH BYTE...


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Here is this week’s Health Byte from the PCOSA … 5/1/04
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When to See a Doctor About PCOS From The Age of 20 Onwards
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Polycystic ovary syndrome is a long-term condition that can gradually affect females in different age groups from puberty right through to much later in life.
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Symptoms of PCOS are often mistaken for another medical problem, which can make it difficult to know when to see your doctor. But early diagnosis and treatment of PCOS may help prevent serious related health complications such as pre- and type 2 diabetes and heart disease as well as reproductive and metabolic problems.
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Taking a wait-and-see approach, often called watchful waiting, is not appropriate when PCOS is suspected.
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If you are between 20 and 40 years old, consult your doctor if you have:
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~ Menstrual cycles that are consistently less than 21 days apart or more than 35 days apart.
~ Regular menstrual cycles but you have been trying unsuccessfully to become pregnant for more than 12 months.
~ Vaginal bleeding that lasts more than 8 days. Watch out for large clots or excessive spotting.
~ Pelvic pain that lasts for more than 4 weeks.
~ Excessive hair growth or hair growing on the chest, back, belly or face. This PCOS-linked condition is known as hirsutism.
~ Any symptoms of diabetes, such as increased thirst and frequent urination (especially at night), unexplained increase in appetite, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision or tingling or numbness in your hands or feet.
~ Skin problems such as acne, oily skin, dandruff, skin tags in the armpits or neck area, or dark skin patches (acanthosis nigricans) in skin folds or on the neck, groin or underarms.
~ Depression or mood swings. Many women have emotional problems related to the many physical symptoms of PCOS, such as excess hair, obesity or infertility.
~ Excess weight gain or upper body obesity (more abdominal fat than hip fat). This is also known as android obesity and is related to increased male hormone (testosterone) levels.
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If you are older than 40, consult your doctor if you experience these additional symptoms which can be linked to PCOS :
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~ Signs of heart disease, such as chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, unusual levels of fatigue or high blood pressure (hypertension)
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Who To See
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Health professionals who can diagnose and treat PCOS may include:

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~ Endocrinologists (pediatric or medical)
~ Reproductive endocrinologists
~ Gynecologists
~ Obstetricians
~ Family practice physicians
~ Nurse practitioners
~ Physician assistants
~ Internists
~ Registered dietitians
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Sincerely,
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Christine DeZarn
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association, Inc. (PCOSA)
http://www.pcosupport.org/
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PCOS Lady:
I am happy to post this byte and to see the added info with listed symptoms… Mentioning the added medical people and dietitians that can diagnose PCOS is wonderful!
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When you see your doctor, ask to be tested for Celiac Disease as well, especially if stool is loose for days or always… My DO said that is an automatic dx for Celiac…
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http://www.verity-pcos.org.uk/
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Verity is the UK charity for women whose lives are affected by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
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If you have been diagnosed with PCOS, think you may have PCOS or know someone with the condition – then Verity is here to help you. Verity relies on the support of our volunteers and members.
~ This is a paid membership…
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Verity: PCOS Conference – York 10 Nov 2012
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Poll
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What’s the longest time you’ve had between periods?
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Always been regular:…14.93%
Up to 3 months:……….21.00%
Up to 6 months:……….17.97%
Up to 9 months:……….13.86%
Up to 12 months:……..10.42%
Up to 18 months:……….6.73%
Up to 24 months:……….3.12%
2 to 3 years:………….4.92%
3 to 5 years:………….2.30%
Longer than 5 years:……4.76%
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QUOTE:
“PCOS is not just a reproductive disorder; it’s a major health concern for women who are affected,” Dr. Nestler
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SITES
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